MSHSL Section 6A Tournament
The West Central Area Speech team had an amazing day in Underwood on Saturday, April 8th. With the drop of Rose Boarsh due to a scheduling conflict, we began the day with eleven speakers. Each of these speakers are to be commended. They met up with extremely tough competition in a very competitive and stressful format. The nerves for all speakers were evident and yet this core of eleven talented speakers, were able to say at the end of the day, that they had done given it their best effort, and “left it all on the floor.” “My goal was that each of our contestants do their best and be proud of all that they have accomplished. In visiting with them at the end of the day, they had done just that.” After three rounds of speaking, over half of our students, made it to the section finals, with several others, just out of contention. Ethan Olson spoke in the original oratory finals with a very impressive fourth place finish. Kristin Gilbertson earned fifth place honors in the very competitive, poetry finals. Brianna Kreft finished in third place, earning her third trip to the state tournament in extemporaneous reading. Matthew Poyzer took home first place honors in drama interpretation. Solomon Sewell finished as a champion in discussion. Brianna, Matthew and Solomon will speak at the state tournament in Apple Valley on April 22nd.